Metamorphism

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Description

Process by which consolidated rocks are altered in their nature adjusting the mineralogical composition, structure, and texture to the different physico-chemical conditions existing in the earth. Diagenesis is usually not considered as metamorphism.

Synonyms and Related Terms

métamorphisme (Fr.); metamorfismo (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Submitted information Comment: José Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, 2009.